PAIGE: WHAT! WOW! This is so cool!
That's all I wanted folks. . . and a few great puppet shows here and there. . done!
Here is the before:
I added this little hand painted wooden plaque (.99) over the carving of the tree.
I already had the sheet metal for the chalkboard/magnet board leftover from my son's board in his room. The chalkboard paint (spraypaint) was $3.25
I already had the white paint and the clear protective coating. The moulding around the chalkboard cost 2.00 at a local salvage yard.
I made little red riding hood and the big bad wolf. The other puppets were from Michaels, from yard sales, white elephant gift at a Christmas party and gifts from a friend. I spent about 15.00 on the puppets that I bought and made. I mod podged the scrapbook paper on the backer board.
The basket was at Goodwill for .75 on 1/2 off day and the liner was made from scrap fabric that I had in my stash.
The grand total came to about $27.75. My budget was $25.00.
They love it. I LOVE it! The golfer LOVES IT, and has commented on the fact several times since Christmas. Mission accomplished.